Posted in China Ethiopia Iran Turkey U.A.E.

Ethiopia civil war: Government defeats Tigray rebels with drones from China, UAE, Turkey and Iran

[The New York Times] “After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel…

Posted in Afghanistan Turkey USA

Media bury story that U.S. troops may have fired into crowd after Kabul Airport suicide bomb attack

[The New York Times, Consortium News] “It appears in the 29th paragraph of a 39-paragraph New York Times story on Saturday about the…

Posted in Iraq Syria Turkey USA

What’s happening in illegally occupied northern Syria: US building up bases, stealing grain and oil, Turkey stealing water

[Antiwar] “In the latest of what have become regular reports on the subject, the Syrian Arab News Agency provides a detailed account…

Posted in Syria Turkey Ukraine

Former Al-Qaeda commander received Turkish citizenship (and hair implant) after already scoring Ukrainian one

[SouthFront] “Turkey has long supported the al-Qaeda-affiliated so-called “moderate opposition” in Idlib, which mostly comprises Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Syria Turkey USA

Top US Diplomat: Working with terrorists in Syria would be “wise”, al-Jolani is “least bad option”

[PBS] “Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, a former leader of an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, is one of the most wanted…

Posted in Georgia India Israel Russia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Thailand Turkey

Israeli drone technology sold to Russia was pivotal for rescuing Assad in Syrian war

[Haaretz] “When Israeli-licensed military drones first took off from Syrian air force bases to stalk opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime,…

Posted in Russia Syria Turkey

Russian and Syrian missiles target oil facilities in Turkish-controlled north Syria

[The Jerusalem Post] “An unusual attack on oil facilities in Turkish-occupied northern Syria occurred on Friday evening. Locals reported large…

Posted in Africa Libya Russia Turkey U.A.E.

Libya Arms Embargo Violated by Blackwater Founder Erik Prince, Others

[The New York Times] “Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Israel Turkey

Nagorno-Karabakh War: Azerbaijan used Israeli and Turkish Drones against Armenia

[Forbes] “The fighting that flared up Sept. 27 is the deadliest in that region since 1994. Among other weapons, Azerbaijan…

Posted in China Israel Turkey U.A.E. USA

New Haifa Port tender: US seeks to counter Chinese influence, UAE and Turkey among bidders

[i24news] “The US is pushing to counter China’s growing influence in the Middle East by finding bidder’s for Israel’s largest port…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Kerry: US let ISIS rise in Syria to overthrow Assad

[Mondoweiss] “Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N.  The meeting was secretly…

Posted in Afghanistan Angola Croatia Egypt France Jordan Morocco Nicaragua Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Egypt Turkey USA

Philip Giraldi: America’s ‘Establishment’ Has Embraced ‘Deep States’

[The New York Times] According to Philip Giraldi, a former military intelligence and C.I.A. officer and an executive director of…

Posted in Syria Turkey UK

British girls were helped into Syria by spy from U.S.-led coalition

[REUTERS] “A spy who worked for a country in the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting Islamic State had helped three…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

VP Biden: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE armed and funded Al Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS) and Al Nusra

[The Daily Beast] “Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth.” ““My constant cry was that our…

Posted in Libya Qatar Syria Turkey USA

Syrian rebels get weapons from Libya with the help of Qatar, Turkey, U.S.

[The New York Times] “During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s…

Posted in Croatia Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey

NYT: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Croatia involved in arms trafficking to Syrian Rebels with CIA aid

[The New York Times] “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Obama and senior officials know that arms sent to ‘moderate rebels’ go to Jihadists in Syria

[The New York Times] “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups…

Posted in Iraq Syria Turkey

Turkey uses dams as political leverage, reduced flow and droughts escalating water-shortage crisis in Iraq and Syria

[Future Directions International] “The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, originating in Turkey and cutting through both Syria and Iraq, have experienced…

Posted in Iran Israel Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Hillary Clinton: US regime-change policy in Syria is in “operational” phase, as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms

[The Nation] “The Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA are making war plans for Syria. And they’re pretty much…

Posted in China Israel Jordan Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

US plans regime change in Syria; Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms assisted by CIA; RAND Corporation wants more

[The New York Times] “Even with fighting raging in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad digging in, the State Department and…

Posted in Canada EU Lebanon Russia Syria Turkey UK USA

Armed Palestinians fight Syrian forces, NATO to give better weapons and enlist Muslim volunteers, Hillary Clinton blames Russia for sending arms to government

[DEBKAfile] “For the first time in the five-month anti-Assad uprising, Syrian forces clashed with dissident Palestinians Sunday, Aug. 14, in…

Posted in Iraq Lebanon Syria Turkey

Syria protests infiltrated by armed jihadists provoking army into deadly fights, weapons smuggled in from Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

[The Times] “The previous week four protesters had been shot dead for trying to block the main road between Damascus,…

Posted in Turkey

The Ergenekon Affair: An alleged ‘Deep State plot’ in Turkey

[BBC] “It is a story that has set Turkey abuzz with rumour and speculation.” “At its heart is an ultra-nationalist…

Posted in Egypt Iraq Jordan Saudi Arabia Turkey USA

The New York Times: “An Iraq War Won’t Destabilize the Mideast”

[The New York Times] “Arguments against a war in Iraq often revolve around the belief that an American invasion would…

Posted in Afghanistan Egypt Jordan Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

Bin Laden Confession Video: Muslim world divided, many call it unintelligible or fake

[NBC News, The Irish Times] “In the United States, it was a talking point for the nation. But in the…

Posted in Turkey

Car accident in Susurluk reveals Deep State in Turkey: Officials linked to death squads, drugs and terrorism

[The New York Times] “When a speeding Mercedes crashed into a tractor-trailer on a highway 100 miles southwest of Istanbul…